Under the Infrastructure:
Lee Reeves, Community Manager at IBM Global Entrepreneur
Describe your role as Community Manager with IBM Global Entrepreneur as if the President of the United States asked what you do for work?
"My role in the Pacific Northwest is to work with startups and help them success. A big part of this is giving them great cloud servers, but it is a lot more than that. Mostly, I connect them to people who can help them out. This can be in the form of investors, customers and strategic partners. My first question to any startup is 'How can I help you?'"
What is the IBM Global Entrepreneur program and how does it help startups?
"In addition to helping startups connect with the resources they need, like investors, customers or strategic partners, the IBM Global Entrepreneur program offers qualified startups hosting credits - up to $10,000/month for 12 months, which can be applied to anything in the IBM Cloud portfolio, including dedicated servers, cloud servers, storage, networking, and more"
What's the most gratifying thing about your job?
"What I love is when a quick two-minute email to someone in my network can literally change the fortunes of a young startup. There is nothing more rewarding than receiving a phone call or an email two or three months later from an entrepreneur that just wants to say thank you."
Meet Lee and the IBM Global Entrepreneaur team at the upcoming Metabridge event, 9 - 10 June in Kelowna, BC.